Sharon Grissom Obituary (2022) – Carterville, IL


Sharon E. Grissom

November 28, 1941 – February 3, 2022

CAMBRIA – Sharon E. Grissom, 80, of Cambria, died Thursday, February 3, 2022 at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, surrounded by her family.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at Cambria Apostolic Church, with his son, Reverend RH Chitwood, and Reverends Charles Geuin and Zach Cox officiating. Interment will be in Blairsville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Apostolic Church of Cambria.

Sharon was born on November 28, 1941 in Cambria to Ray William and Madge Emiline (Chandler) Whitecotton. She married Bobby Grissom on September 22, 1972 in Cambria.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 49 years, Bobby Grissom of Cambria; son: Rev. RH (Paula) Chitwood, Randy (Robin) Chitwood and Larry (Linda) Grissom; grandchildren: Fayth (Rev. Charles) Geuin, Grace (Rev. Zach) Cox, Carrie (Freddie) Buckingham, Jonathan Chitwood, Deztny Chitwood, Sirenity Chitwood, Kaleb Sauls, Cassandra Price; great-grandchildren: Drake and Declan Geuin, Jennings and Juddsyn Cox, Maxwell Deneil, Mercy Chitwood, Desmond, Payton and Spencer Sauls; brother, Joe (Anna) Whitecotton; sister-in-law, Greta Whitecotton; and several nieces and nephews.

Sharon was predeceased by her parents; grandson, Shay Chitwood; brothers: Herman (Nellie) Whitecotton, Albert (Myra) Whitecotton, Bob Whitecotton and Gary Whitecotton; sisters: Beulah (Leonard) Welch, Pauline (Don) Cochran, Betty Whitecotton and Vera Aline (Richard Wayne) Flom; and his granddaughter, Julie Ann Price.

She was a faithful member of the Apostolic Church of Cambria.

Sharon has worked in the home care field for many years. She also loved cooking and fishing.

Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville is making arrangements. For more information, visit

Published by The Southern Illinoisan on February 8, 2022.


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